Colombia 1953-B 20 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This silver twenty centavos was struck for Colombia, of a type issued 1952-53. It replaced a previous type that was .500 fine silver. The succeeding type, KM 215 of 1956-66, was copper-nickel.

Recorded mintage: 17,819,000.

Specification: 5 g, .300 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 213.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
  • Almanzar, Alcedo, and Dale Seppa, Coins of Colombia, San Antonio, TX: 1973.

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